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Clearly sustainable

After having their design for a dream home rejected on two sites, a retired couple succeeded in creating a modern, sustainable and visually ‘transparent’ self-build on a rural site in north Devon. James Parker reports Mark and Melanie Goldman’s self-build... View Article
Left: Ness Point © Nick Guttridge. Right: 6 Wood Lane © Magdalena Pietrzyk

Two more of the UK’s best new homes are added to the RIBA House of the Year shortlist

Ness Point, a house that appears to grow out of its dramatic setting on the White Cliffs of Dover, and 6 Wood Lane, an exuberant, and quirky self-build home, have been shortlisted for the 2017 RIBA House of the Year award. The projects in the running for the UK’s most prestigious award for new houses are being revealed in a four-part Channel 4 TV... View Article

Getting the light just right

Selfbuilder & Homemaker takes a look at how a London couple extended their home to create a bright and modern family-friendly space Beri and Julie Cheetham set out to modernise their Victorian home situated in sought-after London borough Wandsworth. By... View Article

A template for sustainable design

A new headquarters in the Netherlands has shown that a non-traditional approach to project delivery and a hands-on approach to sourcing material can pay dividends. Field trips to other countries to look at materials and an engaged team of sub-contractors,... View Article

Architects create arboreal home in the Cotswolds

Cotswold architect, coombes:everitt, has secured planning permission for a new 4,500 ft contemporary home in Cowley, Gloucestershire. The new home will replace a poorly situated 1960s bungalow. Inspired by the weeping willow tree within its grounds, the aptly named Willow... View Article

Osmo transforms a garden shed from drab to fab

Gone are the days a garden shed was a simple space for tools, paints and varnishes, full of mud and cobwebs and clad with worn, damp wood. Now that homeowners are utilising their gardens more and more, many are making... View Article

A grand adventure

Building your own home should be the perfect opportunity to fulfil your wishlist – however wild and wacky. This is how the Aylmer family approached creating their holiday home on the north Cornish Coast, as Ewen MacDonald reports From the... View Article

The best laid plans

For many self-builders, finding a plot to build on is the biggest hurdle, but for one retired couple using their own land proved just as problematic, for a host of reasons. Roseanne Field reports Set back from the main A22... View Article

Thompson + Baroni design peaceful pair of houses in Dulwich

Minimalist architects Thompson + Baroni, together with Stephen Marshall Architects, have designed a pair of houses located in Dulwich, an area of South East London. Running parallel to Dulwich Park, this London site is a true rarity in London with stunning views and an... View Article

Remmers sets sail at Red Wharf Bay

Red Wharf Bay Sailing & Watersports Club is set in an area of outstanding beauty at Traeth Bychan on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales. The member’s clubhouse has been sited here for over 50 years due to its suitable... View Article

Sound and vision

A major renovation of a hilltop bungalow in Devon opened up fantastic estuary views for the growing family of a music producer, while doubling as an occasional recording studio. By James Parker Paul Yeadon has had a varied life so... View Article
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